This is the fourth year I’ve done Run for the Kids. The first year I could barely run but made it the distance.
For the past couple of years, I’ve made slow but steady gains. This year I ran my slowest time in the past three years. I wanted to make in 90 minutes or less. That was my original goal anyways.
This week, with moving etc my legs have been pretty much seizing up and I’ve had knots the size of tennis balls in both calves. I got to the start line feeling achey and tired. Started slowly and kept going slowly. A few times during the run I had to walk – I find doing really long walking strides stretches everything out. I ended up going just over 100 minutes. Not a good time at all but what can you do?
Other than that though, it was a top day. Got to catch up with lots of people AJH and assorted ausrunners before the race. Em, Sarah, Jaykay, Michelle, Sassy and Shell afterwards.
I thought the organisation of the run was so much impro ved over other years. I never had to queue at all (obviously I never used the portaloos!) – checking and collecting bag was a dream. But best of all, getting a bunch of grapes post- run was just perfect.